Shangri-La



A luxurious silken home for your double-pointed needles or other knitting treasures. You can also make it slightly narrower for a sunglass case. Best of all, a single skein makes one for you and a friend!

SIZE
One size

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width: 8 inches
Length: 3 inches (closed)

MATERIALS
Himalayan Yarns Tibet [100% silk; 80 yd/ 72 m per 100g skein]
Color: SD-00, 1 skein (will have lots left over)

10-inch US 10.75/7mm straight needles
lining fabric, 8 ½ X 9”
frog closure
sewing needle
coordinating sewing thread

GAUGE
12 sts/16 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

PATTERN
Case
CO 24 sts. Work in stockinette for 1”.
Next row (RS): Purl across. This will form a fold line to make it easier to turn back the hem.
Continue in stockinette until piece measures 8” from beginning.
Next row (RS): Purl across. This will form the second fold line for the other hem.
Continue in stockinette for 1”. BO.

FINISHING
Block piece to 8” wide and 9” long.
With WS facing, fold lower hemline (along purl row) to WS and stitch in place. Fold 2 ½” up from turning (purl) row. Whipstitch side seams and turn to RS. Set aside.
Lining
Cut fabric to 8 ½” wide and 9” long. Fold 2 ½” up from bottom of the fabric and pin in place. Sew, using a ¼” seam allowance at both sides.
Insert lining into case, matching seams. Slip stitch lining to case with sewing thread along all exposed edges, folding upper hem over the lining as shown in photo.
Fold flap down and position frog closure. Stitch in place with sewing thread.

©2005 Amy Polcyn. Non-commercial, personal use is fine. Anything else, ask me first.